Even fishing guides need a vacation: Owner, Jeramie Prine and his family, are currently in Mexico for a brief vacation before the busy summer season. He will be returning to the United States on June 5th. If you are looking to book a fishing trip during this time, PLEASE CALL OUR HEAD GUIDE JEFF AT 307-349-9433 and he will take care of your fishing needs on the Bighorn River, Green River, or Wind River in Thermopolis, Fontenelle, and Dubois, Wyoming. We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope to help you out with your guided fishing adventure! Sorry for the short notice but my international cellphone service is not working like expected.
Wyoming Fly Fishing Spring Report: Bighorn, Green, Wind River
Bighorn River Fishing Report: The fly fishing on the Bighorn has been great this early spring. Guide Todd Helms had a great day fishing with The Coaches and caught their share of nice trout! The river is flowing at 2000 cfs while work is being done. Traffic is picking up and people are excited to to float. The Spring Flush is projected for March 28th. We will keep you posted as more information is available from the Bureau of Reclamation. In April, the river will be up to 3500-4000 cfs in order to help compensate for our large snowpack/runoff. It is melting by the day at a reasonable rate, and Boysen Reservoir is currently at 85.4% full. It seems like we are in for a great year with plenty of water. Our guides have some of the best experience for big water and know how to find the sweet spots! Hot flies right now are: annelids, sow bugs, midges, and the occasional streamer.
Green River Fishing Report: The Green River below Fontenelle is increasing the water flow this week. Fishing will be a little finicky until the river flows stabilize at a consistent flow. It is going to be a big water year, but our guides’ experience and being in drift boats make all the difference for a good day on the Green River. We have caught some of our largest trout on big water years and look forward to what this spring and early summer will bring.
Bighorn River Fishing Report: Water Flows & Flush-Boysen Dam is starting to bump water flows on the Wind – Bighorn River. According to the Bureau of Reclamation river flows will be around 2000 cfs for March. It is anticipated that the spring flush will be happening around March 28th. This is subject to change should the weather have other ideas. April water flows will be around 3000-3500 cfs. To see most current Wind/Bighorn River water flow click: HERE
The snowpack in the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains is quite abundant this year. It is reminiscent of 2011; the last big water year that we have experienced. The Bighorn River, Green River, and Wind River along with many waters around the state will be running full this year if snowpack is a predictor of anything. We took a scouting trip into the head of of the Wind River/Bighorn River headwaters region at the Ram’s Horn Guest Ranch. Our cabins are completely buried under huge wind blown drifts. We will continue to monitor the high country and keep you posted on those conditions.
Bighorn River Fly Fishing January Report: Dunoir Fishing Adventures had a fantastic three days on the Bighorn River with Ed. Thanks Ed, and congratulations for catching some nice bruisers from the ‘Horn! January turned out to be a great month for drifting and fishing the river. Last year, the Bighorn had a major ice dam form near Hot Springs State Park destroying the dock at the take-out. So far, the river has been relatively free of ice. We will see what the next month brings. We have been busy taking reservations for this season on the Bighorn River, Green River, and the Wind River. Last season, our guides were completely booked from July to October with few exceptions. We encourage our guests to book their trips as far out in advance in order to reserve their guide for these rivers. Keep posted for more fishing reports and pictures to come!
Just because the Wind River and some of its tributaries are blown out with early season run-off doesn’t mean anglers cannot take the opportunity to fish the many other waters located near Dubois, Wyoming. We have been fly fishing with Teresa and Jeff this week in snow, sun, rain, and wind and have had an absolute blast. Both Jeff and Teresa caught several nice trout despite these conditions. The SoCal couple definitely “cowboyed up” and kept tight lines and reaped the rewards. The best part of fishing in variable conditions is that we had the water to ourselves! The Bighorn River and the Green River flows are coming down but still remain high. We love to fish the big water, so don’t let it worry you should you be considering a trip to Wyoming to fish.
Nestled in the little Western town of Dubois, Wyoming, the Wind River is a classic mountain river that starts on Togwotee Pass and becomes what is known as the Bighorn River in Wyoming and Montana. If you want to fish in Wyoming, you must include a stop on the Wind River if you are staying near Dubois or Thermopolis, Wyoming. Whether you like fishing dry flies, nymphs, or streamers, you will find yourself on the stream alone more often than not. Our guide service has both public and private access on the Wind and Bighorn Rivers that will help avoid crowds for the wilderness experience. We are also permitted to fish Boysen State Park at the head of Wind River Canyon for trophy size trout. We suggest you wade fish the Wind River near Dubois and then drift boat fish with us on the very same river, the Bighorn, located downstream. This is a trip that will not be forgotten between the history, geology, and wonderful fishing. Expect to catch: Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, Whitefish.